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Massive Rescue Operation Underway As Crews Battle California's Creek Fire

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Creek Fire Burning Near Shaver Lake
September 05, 2020 07:12PM
People trapped near reservoir by fast-growing Creek Fire in Sierra National Forest
Lizzie Johnson Sept. 5, 2020 6:54 p.m.

... Earlier in the day, a spokesman from the Forest Service had said that as many as 1,000 people were sheltering there and that people had been told to jump in the water, if necessary.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/1-000-people-trapped-near-reservoir-by-15545989.php
https://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/sports/2020/09/05/creek-fire-prompts-evacuation-orders-shaver-lake/5731174002/


I've never been to that area, but I remember watching a California's Gold episode when Huell Howser did a tour of the "Big Creek" project:

https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/2009/01/01/big-creek-140-californias-gold/



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/2020 01:59PM by KenS.
Re: Creek Fire Burning Near Shaver Lake
September 06, 2020 04:33PM
Yep. We were at Thomas Edison, initially trapped by road closures, then given evacuation orders. Quite a different trip than we planned..



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avatar Massive Rescue Operation Underway As Crews Battle California's Creek Fire
September 06, 2020 07:06PM
Firefighters in central California are searching for people stranded by a fast-moving fire that has already burned an estimated 45,000 acres. The Creek Fire started Friday evening and, fueled by timber and dry vegetation, quickly jumped the San Joaquin River and blocked evacuation routes.

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/06/910281469/massive-rescue-operation-underway-as-crews-battle-californias-creek-fire
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